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9) CPS? We don't need no stinkin' CPS! http://arizona.typepad.com/blog/2014/01/why-reinventing-cps-might-not-change-anything.html

On January 15, 2014 at 04:54 AM Thucydides said:

There is no aspect of CPS nationwide which protects children. No correlation between spending on CPS and child safety. No correlation between number of CPS workers and child safety. No correlation between child removal and child safety. The only factors which provide safety for children are employment of parents and good schools on the positive side and welfare enrollment on the negative side.

The myth that children are protected by removal fails to take into account the emotional trauma these children undergo upon removal. The 60,000 kids who are in group homes or who are institutionalized were not placeable and have overwhelmingly faced multilple placements that have socially shredded them. Think of bring thrown in the garbage can multiple times.

Illinois found that the marginal cild removed was three times as likely to be later arrested for crime as compared to the marginal child left in the home. Stunning study - means that these 6,000 kids are now cursed to have come to our attention.

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